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it says that alexei navalny, an opposition politician who coordinated the protests, was detained, along with hundreds of others. on the front page of the guardian, the british home secretary has called for police and intelligence agencies to be given access to whatsapp and other encrypted messaging services, in an effort to stop future terrorist attacks. the paper says opposition politicians and some civil liberties groups have called this unrealistic. and, as british prime minister, theresa may, gets ready to trigger article 50 this week, the financial times reports some officials close to negotiations as saying the uk would most likely have to continue to participate in some eu agencies after brexit. it quotes one official as saying that the uk doesn't have the expertise or time to set up new agencies from scratch. the row over leggings — the washington post looks at a story many news sites are reporting, two teenage girls barred from boarding a flight in the us because they were wearing leggings. united airlines defended their decision saying the girls did not meet a dress code policy for the type of ticket that they were travelling on. and the frankfurter allgemeine
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reports on a victory for angela merkel‘s party in a state election in saarland, germany. it is seen as a boost for the german chancellor, ahead of national elections in september. joining us isjoel kibazo, a managing director at global consulting firm fti consulting, and former director of communications of the african development bank. very warm welcome. nice to see you. let's start with the protests in russia. it is always quite worrying when protesters in a democratic situation protesting anti—corruption, are then detained. and the us has now waded into the fow. and the us has now waded into the row. yes, it is interesting that the us took some time before it actually
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came out with saying anything, because of course it didn't really know, do we say something about this? do we not? it waited until mass arrests had been made before it actually said anything, because of course protesting is what most people do in every democracy. and so you surely can't be against that. something that strikes me about this story, though, is that first and foremost it was welcome automated. so it wasn'tjust one city in russia. and so obviously alexei navalny has done quite a good job in co—ordinating best. but the other thing is this. it also shows that in all societies people get angry when they feel that those in power, in this case there is talk that the prime minister, medvedev, has accrued advantages and so people get very upset when they feel that those
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in power, ruling over them, have advantages that they cannot receive. i think that goes across the world, whichever society you are in. we are looking at it in the moscow times, and we don't know how widely this has been reported in russia itself. the moscow times is a paper which is read quite a bit late english—speaking expats. just to explain, alexei navalny is the main opposition leader —— quite a bit by english speaking expats. it is an interesting development in russia. it would seem that there is this desire to stand up against president putin and those around him, and what they are doing, which is an interesting shift in russia, isn't it? i think there is a tendency to think that president putin is all strong, and that there is nobody actually wanting to really go against that power. this shows that there is, and actually these are the biggest protests in 2011 or 2012, when if you recall there was a huge
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protest across russia at the time. with the price of oil falling, and income going down, and also with the effect of sanctions, the economy has been really struggling in russia, and yet every one has been seen to get behind putin and mother russia, in the wider population. now perhaps we see some fractures they are. in other words, what everyone else protests about is the same as in russia, what is in your pocket and what hits you personally, eventually is what brings you out on the streets. moving onto the front page of the guardian, about the tension between privacy and protecting people from the sort of attacks we saw on wednesday. you were saying you were near where it happened.” was in parliament when it happened. i popped into a very quick meeting with an imf official who was visiting parliament, and i got stuck for 6.5 hours during the lockdown. you are safe and well, and that is the main thing. absolutely, yes. and
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this discussion was big over the weekend as well, how much access should the security services have two—hour private, encrypted messages. it is the sort of privacy debate that comes up whenever there is an attack like this because of course people want to get the intelligence to prevent them happening. well, absolutely. there are to make things here. one of the whole civil liberties issue. encryption only came in a year, 18 months ago with whatsapp, we all got the messages saying in the end m essa 9 es the messages saying in the end messages are now encrypted. —— end to end. with an attack like this, does that mean that all of our liberties are given up to the authorities, simply because there is one attack? the other thing is this, to what extent can you simply use british law, uk law, to force an international company such as facebook, whatsapp is owned by facebook, whatsapp is owned by facebook, to what extent are you going to be able to control it
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anyway? famously, though, the conversation has been going on for some time last year with apple being forced by the fbi and authorities in the united states to allow the authorities to get inside a phone that was used by terrorist, in san bernardino. and in brazil, authorities have been trying to get whatsapp to hand over information about users there. it is coming up again and again. the strength of technology is it is being used in all aspects of our lives, good and bad, and how do we regulate that, and how do we manage that? and i think it is a challenge which will be with us for many years to come. now, when you manage to get out of parliament on wednesday, you headed to russell ‘s next. i don't know why you were in brussels, you can reveal all ina you were in brussels, you can reveal all in a moment, but wednesday is the day that theresa may is the trigger article 50, which formally begins the negotiation process for
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the uk to exit the european union. it is, it is very much the talking point here in the united kingdom, and actually even in brussels, which many see as the capital of europe, you know. and what i thought was really interesting is, with this particular story, the way that there isa particular story, the way that there is a clear admission in many cases 110w is a clear admission in many cases now that the united kingdom doesn't have the expertise for the negotiations in this divorce. and in europe it is generally accepted, and in brussels on friday, i was sitting there over lunch, and an official said we know they don't have the expertise. and what does that mean? it means the two years that people are talking about, that the process will take, that everything should be settled within the two year period is unlikely. it will not happen within the two year period, simply because the expertise doesn't exist. and also because there is so much detail. each different sector, each
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different industry, it is all very complicated, isn't it? you are trying to unravel more than a0 years of legislation, of coming together. divorce at that stage, even if it is just between two people, is not easy. this is why this discussion came up about how quickly they can keep the bits of european law and using powers to give parliament less scrutiny so they can get these things applied so there is no gap. but of course people are saying that parliament should be analysing more thoroughly if they are laws which affect us all. it is just another element to the discussion. only two yea rs! element to the discussion. only two years! moving on to the washington post. have you ever been denied access to a flight because of what you are wearing? no, but i am rather worried because i am taking the two teenage daughters to the united states in the summer and they wear nothing but leggings. this story was quite bizarre. one girl was only ten yea rs quite bizarre. one girl was only ten years old, apparently, and one of
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them did change what she was wearing in order to get on the plane. just explain the circumstances. yes, united airlines, this is a story about two young girls who were about to board a flight on united airlines, and they were travelling on special tickets that are usually given out to staff members, and it was deemed that they were dressed inappropriately by wearing leggings. because they are representing the company, ina because they are representing the company, in a way. exactly, they we re company, in a way. exactly, they were representing the company even though they are young children. so i should watch what my children wear when they come here. apparently that is the key to getting an upgrade. dress smartly and you are more likely to get it. thank you, very good to see you. that's it from the newspaper review. we will see you soon. goodbye. hello again. it is not often that we get the best of the weather over the weekend, but that seems to be the case this time round. on sunday, we had a temperature of 20 degrees in highland scotland, aviemore, for example.
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but, for many of us on sunday, the skies were not quite as blue. we had some high cloud contaminating things. now, there is some cloud coming up from nearby france, but we are also filling in the north sea with low cloud, and it is that that's heading our way right now, particularly into parts of northern england, down into the midlands and wales. still got the high pressure in charge at the moment, and it is going to be pretty chilly, despite a bit more cloud. temperatures a bit lower across the southern half of the uk, where that stronger wind has now finally relented. any frost in the north will tend to lift fairly quickly, i think, across mainland scotland. one or two mist and fog patches, perhaps, but the sunshine coming through. a little bit more cloud by morning, perhaps, in northern ireland, and a change for england and wales, where we will start off a bit grey, misty and murky across the likes of north—east england, perhaps into the midlands and into east wales. this is the main area of low cloud, spilling in from the north sea. south of that, the odd patch of mist or low cloud, but some sunshine as well, and most of us will see the sunshine
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burning through that cloud. it does take a while, though, where it has moved in off the north sea, and the odd patch may linger through into the afternoon, especially across the north—east of england and south—east scotland. so here, that low cloud will peg back the temperatures. otherwise, with some sunshine, the numbers are similar to what we had on sunday. highest temperatures again in highland scotland, and this time in the south—east of england, where we don't have that cold, easterly wind. over the week ahead, though, we are going to find more cloud arriving, and the chance of some rain, especially in the north and west of the uk. but southerly winds, mind you, so still decent temperatures by day, and it won't be as cold at night, either. but the high pressure is shrinking away into the near continent. instead there is a massive area of low pressure out in the atlantic, and that will dominate our weather, to bring with it showers or longer spells of rain. and the first signs of rain really arrive on tuesday. a bit of a dull start, ahead of the showers moving into the south—west, wales, northern ireland, later the midlands, northern england, and eventually southern scotland.
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north—east scotland still rather grey and cool, with the onshore breeze, and maybe one or two showers in the south—east and east anglia, but some sunshine here as well, and this is where we will see the highest temperatures, and many places will be dry. and it could be that way again on wednesday. weather fronts coming in around that big area of low pressure threaten to bring more organised rain into the western side of the uk. but ahead of it, still largely dry and warm in the south—east. hello. very good morning. this is breakfast, with dan walker and louise minchin. face to face: theresa may and nicola sturgeon meet for talks as the scottish parliament prepares to back a second vote on independence. the prime minister will urge unity, ahead of brexit, describing a united uk as an "unstoppable force". good morning everyone. it's monday 27th march.
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also this morning, bt is hit with a record fine of £a2 million, because of delays in installing high—speed business lines. buildings were destroyed. locals had described seeing brix
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